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Fabulous brunch with Nine Hills Wine

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Brunch makes weekends wonderful! Spending quality time with family and friends on a pleasant Sunday morning is something all of us look forward to, especially during the bright, breeziness of summer. And, what’s best about brunch is that it takes little time to prepare the food and can last from a few hours to the whole day.  You can serve anything from sticky-caramel pancakes, scrambled eggs with toast, sandwiches, fruit salad to barbequed steak or kebabs and grilled veggies. You can experiment with different cuisines and dishes, but one thing remains constant in these brunch parties – wine! Brunches are incomplete without serving wine. Here are some wine tips to help to organize and prepare a fabulous brunch for your guests.

Champagne or sparkling wines are usually a preferred choice when it comes to choosing wine for a weekend brunch get-together. These wines are versatile with food and can be served with almost anything.

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If you want to be more creative, there are many other delicious wines and pitcher wine coolers like mimosas, pineapple, mango and strawberry coolers etc, which goes well with brunch. Serving a wine cooler pitcher makes it convenient for the guests to refill themselves and lets you, as a host have a relaxed, unhurried time.

Red Wine Sangria with lemon, lime, apple, and orange served in a glass.

Refreshing white wines like Nine Hills Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are great bunch wines as they do not overpower the taste of food. White wines, chilled are a perfect to serve for brunch, especially on a warm summer day.

If you are serving a more elaborate meal like steak or red meat, then red wines like Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz will perfectly compliment the food.

The idea behind a weekend brunch is to unwind and relax with your loved ones. These tips are just to help you plan your brunch better but there are no hard and fast rules for planning a weekend brunch. You can experiment with different wines and wine coolers and decide what works best for you. Have fun and enjoy with Nine Hills Wines!

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Wine Coolers to beat the Heat

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With temperatures shooting north, its official – Summer has arrived!  The brighter days are here, so how about making our drinks livelier and more interesting as well. Wine by itself is delicious and amazing, but let’s have some fun with wine this summer! Here you can read about different wine coolers and wine cocktails, which not only taste great but they will help you beat the heat.  

Mango and Cucumber Wine Cooler

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The delicious summer fruit – Mango arrives with the onset of summer and this fantastic fruit can add an amazing flavor to wine coolers. Mango and Cucumber wine cooler is undoubtedly one of the cocktails you should try this summer. Here is the recipe for this amazing wine cooler.

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

1 bottle Nine Hills Sauvignon Blanc

1 cucumber – peeled and cut into thin slices

1 alphonso mango, cut into small cubes

Fresh mint leaves

1 cup ginger ale

Add Nine Hills Sauvignon Blanc wine, cucumber, mint leaves and mango pieces. Chill for 3-4 hours. Once it’s chilled, remove and add ginger ale and relish!

Watermelon Sangria

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 Beat the heat with this bright watermelon treat. This drink is refreshing, fruity, and an absolute delight. It is a perfect wine cooler for a relaxing summer day.

½ watermelon, cut into small cubes

1 bottle Nine Hills Chenin Blanc

1 medium lime, quartered

1 orange, cut into wedges

Blend it and sieve the watermelon juice. Add Nine Hills Chenin Blanc, quartered lemon, oranges and small cubes of watermelon. Chill, serve and enjoy.

 

Pineapple Coolers

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This invigorating wine cooler can effortlessly lift spirits and bring a smile on your face on a hot sunny day. Here is the quick and easy recipe for Pineapple wine cooler.

1 bottle Nine Hills Sauvignon Blanc

1 lt Packaged Pineapple Juice

½ lt Club Soda

1 tablespoon Sugar

Blend, chill and add ice cubes and relish!

Chill out with these delectable wine coolers. You can make these for a large celebration, a small house party or just to make yourself feel special, whatever the occasion these wine coolers will be a hit.

 

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